Situational disengagement and persistence in the face of adversity

@article{Nussbaum2007SituationalDA,
  title={Situational disengagement and persistence in the face of adversity},
  author={A. David Nussbaum and Claude M. Steele},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={127-134}
}
Research suggests that the experience of belonging to a group whose academic abilities are negatively stereotyped fosters disidentification over time, that is, the psychological insulation of the self from academic evaluations and outcomes (Crocker, Major, & Steele, 1998). This research tests whether the process of disidentification can ironically improve motivation when mobilized in response to specific situations. Black and White participants were given negative feedback on an ability… Expand
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